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Who Should I Draft?

Eduardo Escobar or Kevin Newman (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Eduardo Escobar
2B,3B,SS - ARI
Eduardo Escobar
Kevin Newman
2B,SS - PIT
Kevin Newman
Expert
Recommendation
93%
Recommended by
41 of 44 experts
7%
Recommended by
3 of 44 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 78# 124
Best Rank# 61# 78
Worst Rank# 138# 205
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 109# 206
Best Rank# 103# 188
Worst Rank# 113# 223
   
Projections 
   
Runs2923
Home Runs104
RBI3521
Stolen Bases16
Batting Average.267.284
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 96# 115
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 85# 117
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 100# 133
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 64# 143
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 84# 151
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 87# 131
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 79# 129
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 138# 205
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 75# 128
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 83# 128
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 76# 121
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 79# 122
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 73# 110
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 77# 127
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 74# 106
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 63# 164
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 80# 121
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 84# 107
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 83# 121
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 78# 122
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 71# 127
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 78# 192
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 83# 113
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 81# 102
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 76# 128
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 73# 154
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 77# 186
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 86# 164
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 77# 145
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 78# 137
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 74# 109
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 81# 131
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 88# 156
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 75# 150
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 63# 112
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 78# 102
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 83# 107
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 75# 120
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 61# 135
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 88# 124
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 80# 84
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 117# 78
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 120# 110
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 125# 115
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Eduardo Escobar
2B,3B,SS - ARI
Eduardo Escobar
Kevin Newman
2B,SS - PIT
Kevin Newman
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats636493
   
Runs9461
   
Hits171152
   
Singles97114
   
Doubles2920
   
Triples106
   
Home Runs3512
   
RBI11864
   
Stolen Bases516
   
Caught Stealing18
   
Walks5028
   
Strikeouts13062
   
Batting Average.269.308
   
On Base Pct.321.354
   
Slugging Pct.511.446
   
On-base Plus Slugging.832.800
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Eduardo Escobar
2B,3B,SS - ARI
Eduardo Escobar
Kevin Newman
2B,SS - PIT
Kevin Newman
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats208195
   
Runs2923
   
Hits5655
   
Singles3141
   
Doubles129
   
Triples32
   
Home Runs104
   
RBI3521
   
Stolen Bases16
   
Caught Stealing13
   
Walks1712
   
Strikeouts4528
   
Batting Average.267.284
   
On Base Pct.322.325
   
Slugging Pct.488.403
   
On-base Plus Slugging.810.728
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Eduardo Escobar
2B,3B,SS - ARI
Eduardo Escobar
Kevin Newman
2B,SS - PIT
Kevin Newman
News 
There are no recent news for these players
Notes 
 There are a lot of red flags around how legitimate Escobar's production was the past couple of years. In a dynasty, I'm selling, and in a redraft, I'm looking elsewhere for a starter.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
Newman played well in his first taste of big-league action, but he's already 26 years old, so the ceiling is limited.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 Escobar had a heck of a breakout season, driving in 118 RBIs thanks to 35 homers. The batting average will never be great but he certainly won't hurt you in that category. What's more, is that he'll qualify for 2B and 3B so that you can slide him around during the week.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
A leadoff hitter who bat .308 last year with 12 home runs and 16 steals in just 130 games? What's not to like? Fine, he is one of the worst in the league in terms of barrel percentage and hard hit rate but even still, he had an expected batting average of .291 last year. Newman won't blow you away, but he'll chip in everywhere, especially the scarce categories. Don't forget about him on draft day.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
  Newman was expected to hit for average with 15-20 steals but just because he accomplished it as a rookie doesn't mean we can quite expect that performance in 2020. Rather, his MLB season was actually better than anything he ever did in the minors.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
  Had a tremendous rookie season. Hard to gauge whether it is repeatable as it was better than his stops in the minors. Luckily, you don't have to pay a high price to find out.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy